Can you get a urinary tract infection or a yeast infection from using the bathroom after some one that has both infections?

Urinary tract infection (UTI) is defined as an infection causing inflammation in the urinary system including the urethra, bladder and the kidney. This infection results in yellow urine, acidity and is sometimes painful and annoying.

Urine is formed by the waste materials from the blood that are filtered by the kidneys. This urine is carried by the uterus to the bladder from where it is finally eliminated form the body. Any infection in the urinary tract can be harmful if it reaches the kidney. So, it is always better to take good care of the urinary tract and prevent urine infection.

Urinary tract infections are caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi or some specific parasites. This infection is not contagious but if you use a dirty toilet seat then you are more prone to have this kind of infection. Germs, bacteria and viruses are often present on the public toilet seats and these can interact with your bladder, resulting in an infection.

Yeast infection is also not contagious; rather it is a sexually transmitted infection. This kind of infection is caused by a fungus known as Candida albicans that is found in the vagina. Yeast infection is often triggered by diabetes, pregnancy, oral contraceptives, antibiotics, low estrogen level and steroids.

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